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8/12/2020 6:09:00 PM
Lowell Man Charged In Internet Sex Crimes Investigation

Wayne Howard
Staff Writer

Gaston County Police have arrested a 27-year-old Lowell man on charges related to a joint investigation involving Homeland Security.  Police say the investigation centered on information received from the Internet Crimes Against Children task force.  As a result of the investigation, two alleged victims were identified. 

Justin Michael Dale Short, who lives on Stowe Drive in Lowell, was identified as the offender in the investigation.  He was charged with two felony counts of Indecent Liberties with a Child.  Short was arrested Wednesday (Aug. 12th) and is currenly in  the Gaston County Jail with a $100,000 bond pending his first appearance in Gaston County District Court.

Gaston County Police and Homeland Security Investigations encourage anyone with information related to this case to contact Det. B.T. Dalton at 704-866-3320 or Gaston County CrimeStoppers at 704-861-8000. 

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